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Q: What is the TRICARE Management Activity (TMA)?

A: The TRICARE Management Activity is a federal agency that administers the Military Health System (MHS). It has the overall responsibility for ensuring the success of TRICARE through operational, procedural, financial, and marketing activities. TMA's goal is to improve and protect the health of its military beneficiaries. In addition to providing health care services, TMA also conducts a number of quality-focused activities, including surveys.

Q: What is HPA&E?

A: HPA&E, Health Program Analysis and Evaluation, is a part of the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense, Health Affairs (OASD(HA)), TRICARE Management Activity (TMA).

Q: What is DEERS?

A: Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) is a computerized database of military sponsors, families and others worldwide who are entitled under the law to TRICARE benefits. DEERS registration is required for TRICARE eligibility and is HIPAA compliant.

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